Orli Dudaie, the author of “Your home, your money: How to leverage home ownership and avoid costly mistakes,” was born in Argentina and raised in Israel. After military service, she moved to Mexico to study architecture and a Master’s degree in Art History, majoring in surrealism art and the painter Frida Kahlo. Returning to Israel, she worked in architecture, office building interior design and field supervision of commercial construction, while volunteering in joint educational programs for Israel and the U.S. Orli was invited by an American organization to relocate to the US and worked for five years as the Executive Emissary and Israel Program Center Director in the United Jewish Communities of MetroWest, NJ. She returned to architecture, designing office spaces and working as a residential properties realtor. Moving to Saint Louis, she worked as a realtor, while rehabbing, flipping, and investing in single-family homes, and as a mortgage loan officer, while writing her book.